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Time Warner Trims Its Excesses
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To him, the company's corporate headquarters in the gleaming towers of the Time Warner Center is an “indulgence,” a giant reminder of past mistakes made by one of the world's largest media companies. “There was a burgeoning overhead reaching $500 ...more »

A Patent for Software
IPWatchdog.comNovember 1, 2011

The “uniqueness” requirement mentioned is similar to the requirements for all inventions to be patented and is grounded into the patent laws by the novelty and non-obviousness requirements. The “tied to a machine” requirement comes to us thanks to the ...more »

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Audit Defence
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CEO of Planned Parenthood Accused of Medicaid Fraud Retires
LifeNews.comNovember 4, 2011

Its 2010 IRS Form 990 indicates 2/3 of its service revenue comes from state and federal taxpayers,” she explains. “PPGC's corporate offices are housed in the United States' largest abortion clinic, located in Houston. Stanek also noted that one of the ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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The Accounts Payable Network Announces Comprehensive Webinar Training for 1099 ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 7, 2011

While many organizations are reducing head count, the IRS has hired thousands of new employees to audit businesses. Penalties for 1099 errors have doubled and the maximum fines have escalated even more. It is more important than ever to understand the ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit: Clinton schools' financial statements misleading
Utica Observer DispatchNovember 1, 2011

The goal, Elgren said, is to get the district's savings up to the four percent of total budget allowed by law. The district's 2011-12 budget is $22.6 million. “That's our annual goal, to get to that point. To get that picture of financial strength,” ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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FORMER FBI AGENT CONVICTED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT OF MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS
LawfuelNovember 1, 2011

In December 2009, when BUSBY's supervisor learned that confidential FBI and IRS reports had been disclosed to the Confidential Source's attorney, his supervisor confronted him. BUSBY denied having intentionally given any reports to the defense attorney...more »

Property Taxes
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Tax cap bill rejected by House
Northwest HeraldNovember 9, 2011

The bill sought to amend the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law to prevent any subject taxing body whose total assessed value decreases from the previous year, excluding new construction, from collecting an increase. It would essentially set that ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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You Can Opt to Deduct Sales Taxes
Wall Street JournalNovember 6, 2011

"If you use the tables," he adds, "you are allowed to add to the table amount any general sales taxes paid on a vehicle purchase" or on certain other items, such as a home improvement. For tips and guidance on calculating the sales-tax deduction, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Molson Coors Reports Higher Net Sales and Lower After-Tax Income for the Third ...
SunHerald.comNovember 2, 2011

DENVER & MONTREAL -- Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP; TSX) today reported 9.1 percent higher net sales and an 11.2 percent decrease in underlying after-tax income for the third quarter 2011, driven by weak economic conditions, lower volume and ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Taxsoftware.com Offers First Heavy HGWY Tax iPhone App
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

After months of wait, the Excise Tax Law passed both the House and the Senate and was signed by the President. It extends the Heavy Vehicle Usage Tax until September 30, 2012. A full year Form 2290 for the tax period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Father-daughter team bilked feds in Houston
Houston ChronicleNovember 2, 2011

Reese pleaded guilty to health care fraud and tax evasion. St. Junius was convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, seven counts of health care fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.more »

International Taxation
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Tax Talk: Deducting Educational Expenses
PetProductNews.comNovember 1, 2011

Tax law states that payments of up to $5250, received by an employee for tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc., under an employer's educational assistance program may be excluded from the employee's gross income. Educational assistance also includes ...more »

Tax Planning
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Start tax planning now
Dairy Herd ManagementNovember 2, 2011

By a Dairy Herd news source | Updated: November 2, 2011 Farm income for 2011 has the potential to be very good for many farms and that increases the need for earlier tax planning, notes Dennis Stein, Michigan State University extension business ...more »

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